Connect Community Trust
Connect Community Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC035061

Connect Community Trust is a vibrant social enterprise and over the last 10 years has exceeded expectations on many levels through the empowerment of local people and innovative regeneration work in the Greater Easterhouse and East End of Glasgow.


Current vacancies

Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time or Part time
  • £40,000 – £47,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 7th October 2022

Connect Community Trust is a Development Trust and Social Enterprise based within the Greater Easterhouse and East End of Glasgow. Our organisation is first and foremost community-led, with the community at the heart of everything we do and is one of our main strengths. Connect is a forward thinking, creative and diverse organisation that has an ambitious and exciting future ahead with a dedicated and committed team of staff, volunteers and Board.

We are looking for a CEO that can take forward and build upon the achievements over the past 19 years and support the community to overcome challenges, embrace and lead positive change and create and develop social enterprise activities to sustain the organisation.

Key skills/experience:

  • Proven track record at managerial level
  • Ability to motivate, empower and support a staff team
  • Creative, innovative and strategic thinker
  • Respect, experience and knowledge of the third sector
  • Knowledge and experience of reporting to and working a Board of Directors
  • Financial management, budgeting and reporting
  • Applying for and managing funding
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Energy Adviser

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th October 2022

Connect Community Trust is a vibrant Development Trust and social enterprise based in Greater Easterhouse, Glasgow. This newly created post will add value to our existing income advice service and provide much-needed support to local people with fuel and energy advice.

We are continuing with the delivery of our ‘Cosy Homes Easterhouse’ project in partnership with Blairtummock, Provanhall and Gardeen Housing Associations plus wider community organisations.

Our objectives of the project are:

  • Deliver an energy advice and information service that helps reduce tenants bills
  • Support clients to understand their energy usage and costs
  • Identify inefficient and faulty appliances and have these replaced with new-efficient ones
  • Work with local partners (i.e. Home Energy Scotland and G.HEAT) to signpost customers to relevant and appropriate support
  • Build capacity and understanding of energy advice and information across staff members of the Housing Associations and Connect Community Trust

As Energy Adviser, you will be responsible for engaging with local residents and providing information, advice, support and assistance to minimise fuel costs. The energy advice and information service will cover, understanding fuel bills, using heating systems effectively, dealing with fuel debt, pre-payment meters, switching supplier, reading meters and smart meters. We will also provide tips on saving energy and ways to pay.

We are looking for someone with previous energy advice experience who has excellent motivational and organisational skills.

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Employability & Training Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,500
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th April 2021

Connect Community Trust is a vibrant social enterprise and over the last 17 years has exceeded expectations on many levels through the empowerment of local people and innovative regeneration work in the Greater Easterhouse and East End of Glasgow.

The Employability & Training Officer will be responsible for helping local people remove barriers to employment, education, volunteering and training and move into or closer to work. You will engage and manage a caseload of local people to address these barriers by providing core employability support, helping to identify opportunities and supporting each individual through their personal journey.

This position is a core part of our organisations continued vision to increase employability skills of local people and ultimately, move people into work.

The Trust operates 2 community facilities within Greater Easterhouse and Re-Connect a furniture re-use and recycling project in the Parkhead area. With over 70 weekly services the range of opportunities is extensive and has helped many people achieve positive outcomes for themselves and the wider community.

You will need to thrive on a challenge and have the drive, enthusiasm and experience to support and motivate people who are at different stages of their personal journey. With the ultimate aim of helping people to successfully complete and enjoy their time on our employability and training provision and in to work, further education or other personal goals.

Key responsibilities of the position include:

  • One to one engagement, providing core employability skills
  • Development and delivery of relevant training / workshops
  • Linking people into suitable internal and external opportunities
  • Recording and reporting on key data for funders
  • Support to line managers to maximise experience and opportunities for clients

We are looking for someone with previous employment support experience who has excellent motivational and organisational skills. A person who is able to assess needs of clients and take a person-centred approach to delivery.

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This vacancy has now closed

3 x Employment Advisers

  • Full time
  • £24,500
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd June 2021

Glasgow’s Empowering Communities Consortium (GECCo) is an exciting new city-wide venture of Development Trusts and community-led organisations. Having recently been awarded a contract from Glasgow City Council for employment support our consortium will be driving forward an ambitious, creative and innovative programme of support that has local delivery, empowerment and a person-centred approach at the heart.

This city-wide GECCo consortium includes Connect Community Trust (lead partner), Community Central Halls, SWAMP and Govanhill Community Development Trust plus other community organisations as the delivery develops. Our delivery will stay true to the ethos of all our organisations by providing a person-centred approach to helping people into employment and on their personal journey whilst also strengthening and empowering local communities, individuals and organisations.

This is your chance to be part of a truly transformational community-led employment support programme!

These positions will shape, develop and provide a range of support and training that ultimately helps people get into employment. Whilst also being embedded in community services and activities locally to help overcome social, community and personal issues.

Employers – 1 x Connect Community Trust (Easterhouse); 1 x SWAMP (Pollok); 1 x Community Central Halls (Maryhill)

All Contracts: to 31st March 2023 (extension subject to funding)

To find out more, please download the Job Description below.

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This vacancy has now closed

1 x Admin/Monitoring Officer (Part Time)

  • Part time
  • £19,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd June 2021

Glasgow’s Empowering Communities Consortium (GECCo) is an exciting new city-wide venture of Development Trusts and community-led organisations. Having recently been awarded a contract from Glasgow City Council for employment support our consortium will be driving forward an ambitious, creative and innovative programme of support that has local delivery, empowerment and a person-centred approach at the heart.

This city-wide GECCo consortium includes Connect Community Trust (lead partner), Community Central Halls, SWAMP and Govanhill Community Development Trust plus other community organisations as the delivery develops. Our delivery will stay true to the ethos of all our organisations by providing a person-centred approach to helping people into employment and on their personal journey whilst also strengthening and empowering local communities, individuals and organisations.

This is your chance to be part of a truly transformational community-led employment support programme!

This position will shape, develop and provide a range of support and training that ultimately helps people get into employment. Whilst also being embedded in community services and activities locally to help overcome social, community and personal issues.

To find out more, please download the Job Description below.

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This vacancy has now closed

Income Advisor

  • Full time
  • £24,500
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 27th June 2021

Connect Community Trust employment support and income advice service are an integral part of the organisation and our support to local people within Greater Easterhouse and surrounding areas.

A key priority for Connect is to provide support to people that are facing barriers or issues relating to money and financial matters. Growing indebtedness and the effects of Covid has meant increased demand for money and benefits advice services across our job clubs and community services.

As a result of this growing demand Connect has worked with local housing providers to provide direct money and benefits advice over the past 3 years and we are now looking to expand the service. Giving people the knowledge, tools and confidence to be able to resolve matters themselves or provide a gateway to specialist advice or other complementary services when further help is required.

Objectives of this income advice service:

  • To work towards the alleviation of hardship and disadvantage by providing information, advice and assistance on money, benefits and related issues i.e fuel poverty
  • To promote the financial wellbeing of residents
  • To contribute to the development of strategies and interventions to reduce financial exclusion
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This vacancy has now closed

Employment Advisor

  • Full time
  • £24,500
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 14th March 2022

Glasgow’s Empowering Communities Consortium (GECCo) is an exciting new city-wide venture of Development Trusts and community-led organisations. Having been awarded a contract from Glasgow City Council for employment support our consortium will be driving forward an ambitious, creative and innovative programme of support that has local delivery, empowerment and a person-centred approach at the heart.

This city-wide GECCo consortium includes Connect Community Trust (lead partner), Community Central Halls, SWAMP and Govanhill Community Development Trust plus other community organisations as the delivery develops. Our delivery will stay true to the ethos of all our organisations by providing a person-centred approach to helping people into employment and on their personal journey whilst also strengthening and empowering local communities, individuals and organisations.

This is your chance to be part of a truly transformational community-led employment support programme!

This position will shape, develop and provide a range of support and training that ultimately helps people get into employment. Whilst also being embedded in community services and activities locally to help overcome social, community and personal issues.

Employer –Community Central Halls (Maryhill)

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This vacancy has now closed

Energy Adviser

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 4th April 2022

Connect Community Trust is a vibrant Development Trust and social enterprise based in Greater Easterhouse, Glasgow. This newly created post will add value to our existing income advice service and provide much-needed support to local people with fuel and energy advice.

We are looking forward to the launch of our ‘Cosy Homes Easterhouse’ project in partnership with Blairtummock, Provanhall and Gardeen Housing Associations plus wider community organisations.

Our objectives of the project are:

  • Deliver an energy advice and information service that helps reduce tenants bills
  • Support clients to understand their energy usage and costs
  • Identify inefficient and faulty appliances and have these replaced with new-efficient ones
  • Work with local partners (i.e. Home Energy Scotland and G.HEAT) to signpost customers to relevant and appropriate support
  • Build capacity and understanding of energy advice and information across staff members of the Housing Associations and Connect Community Trust

As Energy Adviser, you will be responsible for engaging with local residents and providing information, advice, support and assistance to minimise fuel costs. The energy advice and information service will cover, understanding fuel bills, using heating systems effectively, dealing with fuel debt, pre-payment meters, switching supplier, reading meters and smart meters. We will also provide tips on saving energy and ways to pay.

We are looking for someone with previous energy advice experience who has excellent motivational and organisational skills.

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This vacancy has now closed

Employer Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,500 – £27,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 1st April 2022

Connect Community Trust is a vibrant social enterprise based in the east end of Glasgow.

As part of the city-wide GECCO team, the Employer Engagement Advisor will be responsible for sourcing employment opportunities across Glasgow, to help create sustainable jobs for our clients. Liaising with SMEs and large-scale organisations across the city, focus will be on growth and buoyant sectors, meeting the needs of our clients and that of the local labour demand.

Playing a key role in Connect Community Trust’s employability provision and the city-wide GECCO partnership, you’ll be instrumental in the delivery of the organisation’s sector-specific employability programmes and supporting job-ready clients into appropriate opportunities. Working closely with employers, you will be tasked with generating vacancies and identifying opportunities wherein the project can offer free and bespoke pre-recruitment and training provision. With the support of the wider GECCO team, you will also engage in job brokering activity on behalf of our clients and be responsible for the aftercare of those you’ve helped create opportunities for.

Over the last 18 years Connect has exceeded expectations on many levels through the empowerment of local people and innovative regeneration work in the Greater Easterhouse and the east end of Glasgow. The Trust operates two community facilities within Greater Easterhouse and Re-Connect - a furniture re-use and recycling project. With over 70 weekly services, the range of support is extensive and has helped many people achieve positive outcomes for themselves and the wider community.

Glasgow Empowering Communities Co-operative (GECCO) was formed in 2016 and is a co-operative of Development Trusts across Glasgow city whose ambition is to draw together its significant community networks in the North, South, East, and West to bring a fresh approach to addressing city challenges. As Development Trusts, each of the members are community-based and focused on the local area that they are based within.

The GECCO (City) partnership team is responsible for delivering on an ESF Employability contract from Glasgow City Council and consists of partners Govanhill CDT, SWAMP, Maryhill Community Central Halls and Connect Community Trust.

Key responsibilities of the position include:

- Establish and develop new employer relationships to create job opportunities

- Sourcing vacancies for a caseload of job-ready clients through direct employer engagement

- Building a pipeline of opportunities across multiple sectors

- Job brokering

- Aftercare

- Recording and reporting on key data for funders

- Support to line managers to maximise experience and opportunities for clients

We are looking for someone with previous Employer Engagement, Employment Support or Recruitment experience who has excellent motivational and organisational skills.

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